|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 1, 2012 at 1:20 AM|
Games from December 25th-December 31st
Celtics Record 1-3
Games lost: Knicks,Heat,Hornets (0-3 on the road)
Games won: Pistons(Home opener)
Top Scorer: Ray Allen 20.0 PPG
Top Assist man: Rondo 9.0
Top Rebounder: Bass/Garnett 5.8
Performance of the week: Rondo against the Knicks 31 points,12 assists,5 steals
Team MVP: Ray Allen 20.0 PPG 3.5 APG 2.5 RPG 100% FT% 68% 3P%
Key Topics of the week
- Rondo's been praised,and he's been bashed. He's been all over the place. Rajon started the week off with a bang on Christmas day . He clearly looked like the best player on the court on Christmas. He had some bright spots in the Miami games,but in the past two games against lesser opponents Rondo has been ordinary. The Celtics don't need an ordinary Rondo,and his fall off has been very noticeable. Rondo's defense looks poor at best,and he's not even gambling on defense. He's had two games without recording a steal,and that won't cut it for the Celtics. Rondo went from team MVP to mr inconsistent. Rondo has the skills,and the smarts,and I don't know what's going on with him.
KG has been my second concern. I'm not sure if father time has knocked on KG's door. I'm hoping it's an issue because of the small training camp,and I'm hoping that he just doesn't have his footing yet. Garnett has always been passive,but this season he's showing it even more. KG. A key for the Celtics will always be Rondo,and KG. especially if KG is in a Celtics uniform.
Bass has been a big surprise. I knew he was good,but he's posted better numbers than KG so far this season. Bass has 15.8 points a game,and 5.8 rebounds a game. Bass has taken 6 more shots than KG,and he's shooting a better percentage. Bass has been the best big man all season for the Celtics.
Ray Allen has clearly been the best Celtic so far. Posting great shooting numbers(100% FT 58%, FG/3P%),and showing no signs of age. He's kept the Celtics within striking distance in both the Knick,and Heat game. I hope he continues this run all season.
I'm not worried about the Celtics yet. They had a few rough games that could have gone either way,and Pierce wasn't there for either game. My biggest concern is the Celtics defense,and that makes no sense because it's been the Celtics top goal. The Celtics might just be slow out of the gates,and in a week,or two the Celtics might be moving on nicely.
The road ahead: 1/1 @Wizards, 1/2 Wizards, 1/4 Nets, 1/6 Pacers